## Conversion formula

The conversion factor from centimeters to meters is 0.01, which means that 1 centimeter is equal to 0.01 meters:

1 cm = 0.01 m

To convert 17 centimeters into meters we have to multiply 17 by the conversion factor in order to get the length amount from centimeters to meters. We can also form a simple proportion to calculate the result:

1 cm → 0.01 m

17 cm → L(m)

Solve the above proportion to obtain the length L in meters:

L(m) = 17 cm × 0.01 m

L(m) = 0.17 m

The final result is:

17 cm → 0.17 m

We conclude that 17 centimeters is equivalent to 0.17 meters:

17 centimeters = 0.17 meters

## Alternative conversion

We can also convert by utilizing the inverse value of the conversion factor. In this case 1 meter is equal to 5.8823529411765 × 17 centimeters.

Another way is saying that 17 centimeters is equal to 1 ÷ 5.8823529411765 meters.

## Approximate result

For practical purposes we can round our final result to an approximate numerical value. We can say that seventeen centimeters is approximately zero point one seven meters:

17 cm ≅ 0.17 m

An alternative is also that one meter is approximately five point eight eight two times seventeen centimeters.

## Conversion table

### centimeters to meters chart

For quick reference purposes, below is the conversion table you can use to convert from centimeters to meters

centimeters (cm) meters (m)
18 centimeters 0.18 meters
19 centimeters 0.19 meters
20 centimeters 0.2 meters
21 centimeters 0.21 meters
22 centimeters 0.22 meters
23 centimeters 0.23 meters
24 centimeters 0.24 meters
25 centimeters 0.25 meters
26 centimeters 0.26 meters
27 centimeters 0.27 meters